Sam Trammell, who plays Sam Merlotte on
the HBO vampire drama True Blood, says bullies are scared in
It Gets Better PSA.
The 40-year-old Trammell is the latest
True Blood co-star to reach out to troubled LGBT teens.
“Right now there are gay, lesbian,
bisexual, transgendered or questioning youths contemplating suicide,
and you might be one of them. And if you are, I have a very
important message for you: It gets better,” Trammell says in his
“The people bullying you are doing so
just because they feel insecure,” Trammell adds. “They're scared
and they're lashing out, and they do not represent the real world
outside of school.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of
Paquin, who plays Sookie Stackhouse, Alexander
Skarsgard, who plays vampire Eric Northman, Rutina
Wesley, who plays lesbian cage-fighter Tara Thornton, and Kristen
Bauer, who plays vampire Pam Ravenscroft, have also recorded videos
for gay activist Dan Savage's It
Gets Better Project, which urges teens being bullied because they
are or are perceived to be gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender to
hang in there, because life gets better.
Last week, Nelsan
Ellis, who plays flamboyant gay prostitute and vampire blood
dealer Lafayette Reynolds, also joined the campaign.